There was no way I was going to shell out $1,000 for a skateboard, and even $500 seemed like a lot for me. After having this board for a month now, I can say it's been great.
I use this board in my small beach town on bike paths and in the street. It's fast enough to be a viable option for local transportation. I've gotten the full 15-17 mile range out of it. The first time I tried it—in my house in low mode—felt insane. On the street, I really learned to lean into the acceleration and the delayed braking to get the best results.
The board it plenty of fun for everybody. I get plenty of "hey, look at that" and "is that thing electric" comments from people in the community.
Here are some of the not-as-great aspects of the board. First of all, it's heavy. Heavy compared to a normal board, Be ready to feel every bump and rock in the road. I have flown off the board once or twice (because of my own doing) and the ends of the deck do get messed up. Maybe buy some guards to protect it when it smashes into a curb or when you stand it up. Also, my remote is in kilometers per hour, but that doesn't really matter. In the rain, like any other skateboard, it does get slide very easily when turning or braking hard. The board has survived rain and fairly heavy puddles, though. I've never had the motors submerged, though, just heavily splashed.
Overall, I'm extremely pleased with my purchase.
I was in the market for an electric longboard, I wanted stability at high speed, fun to carve, and light weight. This this is perfect! I zoom over to work hitting 20mph with zero speed wobbles everyday. It’s fun to carve on, looks awesome, id definitely recommend it.
LOVING my board! It's been about 6 months and this board is still taking me from point A to point B. I'll admit that I haven't had the chance to take my board out for a full battery test again, but I definitely get good mileage out of it still. I can honestly say I haven't had any issues with my board. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
My initial thoughts on this board are primarily positive. Quick highlights:
-Very fast board
-Remote control pairs to the board instantly
I think it's important I start off by noting that I've never skated before and this purchase was simply to have an alternative to get around the city when I'm lazy to use my bike and when there is too much traffic to use my car. So far all I can is I LOVE THIS BOARD!!! It's been about 2 weeks now and I feel very confident riding it now at its full speed. The description above about the range, speed, charge time, and control functionality are all spot on.